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The “Wondrous Drama” of Guru Gobind Singh

Robin Rinehart

in Debating the Dasam Granth

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199755066
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895182 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755066.003.0003

Series: AAR Religions in Translation

The “Wondrous Drama” of Guru Gobind Singh

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This chapter describes and analyzes the Dasam Granth composition Bachitra Natak, or “The Wondrous Drama,” an autobiographical narrative of Guru Gobind Singh's early life. The chapter addresses the mythological background of the narrative, as well as its relationship to the Indic tradition of praising kings known as prashasti, and considers the theme of dharma and its defense as explored in Bachitra Natak.

Keywords: Guru Gobind Singh; Bachitra Natak; dharma; yugas; prashasti; Guruship

Chapter.  7390 words. 

Subjects: Sikhism

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